Burnsville Fire Chief B.J. Jungmann is working directly with students who are learning CPR in the new Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) class taught by Dr. Anne (Werner) Dempsey at Burnsville High School. Students are working in pairs to use dummies to practice their skills and Jungmann and Dempsey move from group to group providing instruction and feedback.
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For the third time in three years, Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 has been awarded a Local Government Innovation Award (LGIA) by the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, this time for the creation of career pathways for all students at Burnsville High School.
The school was among five recipients in the school category of the 12th annual awards.
Schools, cities, townships, counties and Native nations can apply for the award each year. A panel of judges consider submissions for their creativity, sustainability and collaboration.
Burnsville High School hosted recipe testing for the 16th annual cookie contest of the Star Tribune newspaper last month, and students in culinary classes at the school were actively involved.
Students worked with professional chefs to test the top 17 cookie contenders, and senior Abdi Abdullahi was selected to be one of the judges.
New classes will begin this fall at Burnsville High School that will prepare students to become an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) who can rescue victims. EMTs may be seen on ambulances, fire trucks, helicopters or even on the side of an athletic field. They could be the first responders who make the split-second decisions in medical emergencies.
The first-ever teacher signing ceremony took place in the Burnsville High School Career Center on May 23 with 14 seniors who plan to become teachers.
BHS language arts teacher Allison Millea heard about a similar event that took place in Iowa last year and wanted to create an official ceremony at Burnsville High School to honor students who have committed to pursuing a teaching career.
It’s like the ceremonies with high school seniors signing letters of intent with the colleges and universities where they’ll play sports.
Burnsville High School will host its second annual South Metro Student Job Fair on Tuesday, April 17 in the school’s activity center from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
There will be approximately 50 employers participating in the fair, with part-time, full-time, seasonal and long-term student jobs available. Students will have the opportunity to apply for employment while attending the fair, and human resource professionals will be able to assist students with the application process. Some employers will be conducting interviews during the job fair.
Employers commonly say that young people coming out of high school or even college aren’t ready for the workplace.
That’s why Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 has joined with the Burnsville Chamber of Commerce, Burnsville Promise and the Greater Twin Cities United Way to provide a five-week workplace readiness class for students at Burnsville High School. The goal is to set students on a path for workplace success.
Homecoming pep fests are memorable experiences for most high school students, but the pep fest at Burnsville High School last fall may prove life changing for senior Markell Sutton. His musical performance led a staff member to introduce him to THE GARAGE, a music venue and recording studio that partners with the city of Burnsville and Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 to provide learning opportunities for students.
In Markell’s case, what the partnership is providing is an opportunity for self-expression and the chance to pursue his passion and hopeful career pathway.
Talking to a group of Burnsville High School juniors – most of whom were students of color – District 191 Systems Improvement and Student Achievement (SISA) coordinators Frannie Becquer and Jeff Pope asked how many of their teachers in the last 11 years looked like them. A few students could say they’d had one teacher of color. Most said none.
“When you don’t see yourself in a career, research shows you’re less likely to think that’s an option for you,” said Pope.